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‘The Championship’s James Milner’ – Leeds United ace lavished with high praise



Adam Forshaw has revealed that Stuart Dallas is deserving of the Leeds United Player of the Year award, revealing that he feels the Northern Irishman is the Championship equivalent to James Milner.

Leeds has been Dallas’ home since 2015, but the 28-year-old is now enjoying his most consistent run in the side, featuring in every Championship fixture under Marcelo Bielsa this term.

Dallas has three goals and one assist to his name this season, but has covered right-back, central midfield and left-back, proving to be Mr Versatile within Bielsa’s light squad.

Recently, Forshaw was a guest on Colin Murray’s 52 Podcast, where he opened up on his admiration for Dallas.

The midfielder said: “He would be my Player of Year all day.

“He will play anywhere on the pitch for you and he is a manager’s dream. He will run through a brick wall for you. He deserves this break and needs to be recognised for what he does.”

Liverpool-born Forshaw went on to liken Dallas to Liverpool man James Milner, with his commitment and versatility in mind.

“I call him the Championship’s James Milner,” Forshaw continued. “He’s absolutely fantastic.” 

Dallas has helped Leeds to the top of the Championship table, with the Whites just nine games away from securing a Premier League return under Bielsa.

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The Verdict

This is a great comparison by Forshaw and a show of how highly thought of Dallas is within the Leeds United squad.

2019/20 has been his best season since he arrived at the club, with Bielsa’s faith in the Northern Irishman completely justified.

Underrated and selfless, Dallas epitomises the Leeds motto of ‘side before self, every time’.

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Alfie is a journalist based in Yorkshire with years of experience covering the EFL. A current focus on Huddersfield Town and their fortunes back in the Championship, but out and about at as many games as possible. Covered Leeds United during their promotion-winning season in 2019/20.

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